President Trump called attention to the blight in the West Baltimore district of Rep. Elijah Cummings over the weekend and was immediately called a “racist”. Who knew telling the truth is racist?
The great thing that’s come out of all of this is that it calls attention to the billions of dollars given to the city every year. HUD Administrator Lynne Patton was on Fox News tonight and asked the question everyone wants an answer to:
HUD administrator Lynne Patton was on fire tonight on Fox.
President Trump’s administration gave $16 billion in federal grants to Elijah Cummings district in Baltimore in 2018.
“This administration… and I want to say this expressly to Mayor Young and Michael Steele and Al Sharpton, who today called out the President and said let President Trump put his money where his mouth is. Well, boys and girls, I have a message for you, President Trump has given $16 billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings’ district in federal grants.
We have given more money in homeless funds to Baltimore than the last administration. We have given more money in community development grants than the last administration to Baltimore. My question to you guys is this, what are you actually doing with the money so that it benefits residents in the community for once instead of deep pocket crooked politicians?”
“My question to you guys is this: what are you actually doing with the money?”
HUD administrator @LynnePatton was 🔥🔥tonight on Fox.
President Trump's administration gave $16 billion in federal grants to Elijah Cummings district in Baltimore in 2018.
"My question to you guys is this: what are you actually doing with the money?" pic.twitter.com/RO7zpDUFjx
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) July 30, 2019
Newsweek reports that Cummings’s congressional district received just under $15.7 billion in grants, benefits and other assistance from the federal government in fiscal year 2018, according to federal awards data compiled by. While not an insignificant amount, districts like Indiana’s 7th (at $16.5 billion), New Jersey’s 12th (at $17.2 billion) and Pennsylvania’s 4th (at $27.4 billion) all received more money in fiscal year 2018.
Who knew that these states were receiving billions?